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6 Jeff Goldblum Roles That Were Based in Literature

Jeff Goldblum has had many roles over the course of his career which include television, film, animation and even a few video game roles. Many of them were also based on characters from books, so here are six films that Jeff Goldblum has starred in that have been adapted from literature.


6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers


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Jeff Goldblum stars in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, that was released in 1978. The original book, The Body Snatchers was published in 1955 and written by Jack Finney.


5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


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Goldblum stars as the titular Ichabod Crane. The story originated from a short story written by Washington Irving and was published in 1820. It is one of the earliest examples of written American fiction that gained large amounts of popularity. It’s also one of the pieces in Irving’s collection titled The Sketchbook Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.


4. The Fly


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Again, the handsome Goldblum stars in a remake. The Fly was a short horror story from a french writer, George Langelaan. It was published in Playboy in 1957.



3. Prince of Egypt


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For the Prince of Egypt, Goldblum voiced Moses’ brother Aaron. The story comes from the Bible story, “The Book of Exodus,” which chronicles the life and mission of Moses.


2. Thor: Ragnarok


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In one of the best MCU movies to date, Goldblum guest stars as The Grandmaster, the ruler of Sakaar and host of the Contest of Champions, a gladiator style fighting competition. The movie isn’t based on just the comic, it has some of the best elements and references from a few. Mainly it is based on the comic Ragnarok but Thor’s haircut was inspired by the comic Unworthy Thor. And why the Hulk was on Sakaar in the first place was attributed to Planet Hulk.


1. Jurassic Park


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One of Jeff Goldblum’s most famous roles has to be his portrayal of Dr. Ian Malcolm. Malcolm is one of Goldblum’s longest recurring roles spanning sequels, reboots and the newest installment of the Jurassic World series that has yet to be released. The novel written by Michael Crichton was published in 1990 and three years later was adapted by Steven Spielberg.

And there you have it, so do yourself a favor and soak in the beauty of this man in any way you can, I promise that you will not be disappointed.



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Winds of Winter Knock Down Trees Made Famous by ‘Game of Thrones’

Not only is Game of Thrones ending, but one of the giant beeches, known as ‘The Dark Hedges’, made famous by the fantasy drama, has unfortunately met its end over the weekend due to 60mph winds.


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This wasn’t the first time the famed trees came up again winds like these,  as in June of l2018, Storm Hector wreaked havoc on the woods.


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The tourist attraction along the Bregagh Road near Armoy, initially had 150 trees, but only ninety are left standing.

Woodland Trust’s Paddy Cheng told NBC News North Ireland that the trees are as old as 1775, in his words, “old aged pensioners.” He said, “They are coming to the end of their life, normally beech trees survive around 250 years, they are probably now 240 years old.”

Joan Baird who is a Causeway Coast and Glens councilor believes that tourists are also a reason why for these trees extinction and the “terrible loss” for the site, the Belfast Telegraph reported.


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The trees are one of the most Instagrammed locations. The tunnel of trees is reminiscent to Arya Stark escaping Kings Landing, her escape route of choice in doing so.


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So It Looks like a Certain Ritual Will Make It into ‘IT: Chapter 2’

The new movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT was met with a flurry of positive reviews; The new rendition of an old classic series and book kept the audience’s attention and made them rediscover what fear is. No one is a stranger to Pennywise the Dancing Clown. His innocent appearance lures the children of Derry into unexpected deaths and becomes nothing but a quick bite to eat for the deranged creature. The hype of the movie has not wavered as IT: Chapter 2 is currently in production and fans are excited to learn what’s in store even if it’s a wee little hint.



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Andy Muschietti, the director of IT: Chapter 1 and 2, has hinted at certain things that may be in the movie. Along with the behind-the-scenes pictures, audiences are left with a little taste, but want more. Andy Muschietti has hinted that the well-known turtle, Maturin, guardian and savior of the Loser’s Club, will make a more active appearance in the sequel. Many fans have questions if the actual ritual of defeating Pennywise will be included in the film. Gary Dauberman, the movie’s screenwriter, has confirmed that it will be one of the key features.



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The ‘Ritual of Chud’ is a massive (yet ridiculous) battle between the Loser’s Club and Pennywise. The ritual consists of both parties placing their tongues on one another, biting down on both tongues then attempt to tell jokes and make the other person laugh. Whoever laughs first will be sent to the netherworld. Weird right? Well, I’m looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds when the actual movie is released on September 6, 2019. Ready or not Losers Club, your worst nightmare is coming back to haunt you.




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‘Superman’s Henry Cavill to Lead Cast of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Series

Henry Cavill will lead the new Netflix Witcher series as Geralt of Rivia. The new series is based on the fantasy novels (of the same name) by Andrzej Sapkowski. Though, the book series already has a video game adaptation, this will be its first time it’s hit TV screens. Rumors have circulated around about the creation and production of The Witcher, but only recently has it been thrown into the spotlight with its casting of the man of steel.


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Henry Cavill will be stepping into the shoes of the protagonist of the Witcher series, Geralt of Rivia, a well-seasoned monster hunter, in which his kind are referred to as a Witcher.  The supernaturally enhanced Witcher for hire uses his combat and swordsmanship training to fight against supernatural beings who plague their world, the monster ranges from banshees, hags to dragons. The creator of executive product, writer and showrunner is looking forward to Henry Cavill playing Geralt of Rivia, going as far as to say on Twitter that, “He IS Geralt. He always been.” and she is excited as we are to see Cavill bring Geralt of Rivia to life. 



Due to the popularity of the video game and book series, Cavill and fans are hyped to see it become an on screen hit. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to the fantasy series on Netflix coming to life and when it finally gets released, I will be front and center.


All-star cast

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, and James Corden Set to Star in New ‘Cats’ Adaptation

It looks like the infamous Broadway musical Cats is currently being adapted to the big screen with the most all-star of all-star casts and we are just pulsing with excitement!!




Jennifer Hudson, Sir Ian McKellan, James Corden, and Taylor Swift have officially been named as four of the luminaries leading this brand new cinematic opus. The film is also set to be directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) so it is already abundantly clear that this major motion picture will be something major, indeed. 




The beloved kitten musical is based upon the T.S. Eliot collection of whimsical poems and prose all about the psychology of the feline mind, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and is the largest grossing and most translated musical (with over $340-million grossed and twenty languages translated to) in existence. It seems like a new adaptation was ultimately inevitable (and it’s a little surprising it hasn’t happened sooner)!



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The story itself takes place within the world of a group of cats known as the Jellicles as they prepare for the Jellicle Ball, where the Jellicle leader will choose one, lucky feline and grant them an extra life. It’s strange, campy, a little grotesque, and unlike anything else you will ever see!


The new adaptation will begin filming in the UK in November (and we cannot wait)!






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